Crystal Springs Sno-Park Groomed Trail System Cross-Country Skiing

Crystal Springs Sno-Park Groomed Trail System offered a number of short and easy loop trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, plus areas for dog sledding and snowmobiling. Although the Crystal Springs trails were relatively short, the distance could be easily extended by jumping on the very long rails-to-trails John Wayne Pioneer Trail, That Dam Loop toward Price Creek, and some challenging power line trails plus un-groomed trail extensions in various directions.

All of the trails were interconnected loops within loops, so you could choose your distances or go for laps. A few spots briefly intersected with snowmobile trails, but then they quickly diverged for some quiet and fresh air again. Trails were primarily in forests without distant views, although it did pass by a frozen pond and there were great views nearby at Keechelus Lake.

Logistics: Crystal Springs was about 9 miles east of the Summit at Snoqualmie Pass on I-90, taking exit 62 and going toward Crystal Springs on the southwest side of I-90 for about 3/4 mile to the large parking lot. There was a sign there pointing to the cross-country ski trails, which was a different entry point than for the snowmobiles and dog sleds. A Sno-Park permit was required to be displayed in your vehicle at the parking lot.

Crystal Springs Sno-Park Groomed Trail System ice-covered pond with reflections of snow and trees

Crystal Springs ice-covered pond

Josh, Andrea, and Denise at Crystal Springs Sno-Park cross-country skiing trails near Snoqualmie Pass

Crystal Springs Sno-Park groomed cross-country skiing trails

2015-12-05T22:15:45+00:00 February 12, 2011|

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